Luxury Ski Chalet Located Between Snowbird and Alta(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:Chalet
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathroom ski house with incredible decks and mountain views
The Red Fern is located between world famous powder ski resorts of Alta and Snowbird with incredible panoramic mountain views, particularly from the main deck. The resort enjoys incredible skiing conditions year in, year out with an average of about 50 feet of snow per annum over that last 10 years (that's more than 14 metres).
In the Summer months it's a stunningly beautiful, creekside location and an ideal base for hiking, climbing, camping and all other outdoors pursuits that Utah State has to offer.
At any time of the year, the Red Fern is a terrific environment to unwind. It has been furnished with comfort and cosiness in mind and does not have that 'rental property' vibe. The Red Fern is generously equipped with an extensive library, hundred of games, and an amazing entertainment system reaching every room and living area. The kitchen is fully equipped for the most ambitious chef.
Rion is our caretaker, part-time snow reporter and one of the younger, old timers at the Alf Engen Ski School. When he is not testing the appetite of advanced pre-teen and teenage skiers for adventures off the beaten trail at Alta and Snowbird, he is there to make your stay as fun and carefree as possible. He knows the resort as well as anyone and will be happy to help you with any questions or queries from booking a chef or a masseur or a restaurant, to introducing you to Dr Ken at the Alta Clinic if you get bitten by an Alta snow snake and twist a knee. He can arrange transport from the airport or into Salt Lake for excursions, food shop for your arrival and organise housecleaning, all depending on how exactly you want and enjoy it.
Welcome to the Red Fern! Welcome to Alta!
Alta is for Skiing!
Keep Alta weird!
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Member since: 2014
- 5500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Senior Adults Only Community:
'Skis get old, skiers don't'. The Red Fern and Alta warmly welcomes seniors. In fact, we celebrate them. Join the Wild Old Bunch (www.wildoldbunch.org) daily at 11am at the big round table at Alf's. ...moreless
Children are warmly welcome and it's a great place for children. We have a vast collection of games include wii and the space outside the house is great for sledging and generally adventuring....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Pets Not Allowed:
We love pets, especially dogs, but unfortunately Red Fern Chalet is located in the Wasatch Watershed Area providing water to Salt Lake City. This means the environment is very pristine but also that all animals are strictly licensed. So, sorry no pets....moreless
In all honesty, we are sorry to say that the house is not great for wheelchair access in Winter with steps at the main entrance hall and from the lower entry levels. In Spring it would be more manageable from our parking space and in through the side door of the house. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
The house has majestic mountain panoramas. Bedrooms look out on Superior, Hell Gate and High Rustler. Our heated deck with hot tub looks onto Superior, and magnificent sunsets down the canyon....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
The dining area joins the kitchen making mealtimes a warm and happy experience. There are a number of local chefs who can cater dinners. Rion is happy to lay out breakfast for guests if they wish....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Nov 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2018
3 night min stay
Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2018
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.1%
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Year Purchased: 2009
About: My name is Rion. I grew up in Lake Tahoe and have skied since I could stand. I came to Utah to attend college many years ago. College didn't last, but the skiing did. I now live at Alta and am the caretaker of the Redfern Chalet.
Why Snowbird, UT, USA:
The Redfern Chalet is a beautifully built, handsomely furnished, comfortable home in a stunning mountain setting. It offers the perfect environment for friends and family, with fantastic spaces, indoor and out for entertaining and relaxing, and a state of the art entertainment system in every room. Alta itself offers some of the best skiing on the planet. It is one of North Amercia's only ski-only resorts, and is regularly voted the leading resort for terrain and snow conditions in the world. For boarders, the neighbouring, connected resort of Snowbird offers fabulous, varied terrain. Alta has a fantastic ski school for young and old, where most of the instructors have 20 or more years of Alta experience under their belts. At the Alf Engen Ski School teaching younger children is a privilege, not a chore, as is offering real adventure and challenge to more experienced teen skiers under the expert supervision of really expert instructors. 'Alta is for Skiing' so, while Alta has a few authentic apré-ski spots, it does not even try to offer the high end shopping or dining experiences of tamer resorts. So arranging a local chef to cater at the chalet can be a wonderful and cost effective choice to get the most out of valuable time with friends and family. In the summer, the house offers a perfect base for trekking, mountain biking, climbing and other outdoor pursuits, or just a weekend escape from the heat of Salt Lake City.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Unique benefits? Alta powder! On average the last 10 years, there has been over 47 feet of the famously light Alta powder snow. That's 14 metres of snow for our European friends, and a hell of a lot of snow in any language… The incredible views - arguably the best in Alta - from our main deck and hot tub straight out to Mount Superior and down the Canyon. Magical at sunset! Look out for our live Red Fern House Mountain Cam link! The house is beautifully and generously equipped as a family home, not a rental. You will appreciate and enjoy the difference. Rion Martell, our caretaker, will be a fantastic helper during your stay and a deeply experienced guide to Alta and everything it has to offer.
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Red Fern Chalet in Winter
The dining room can seat 12 easily.
The Master Bed with sitting area and en suite bathroom
Master Bedroom en suite bathroom
Kitchen open plan connecting with the dining room
Entertainment room with awesome sound system and laid-back furnishing
Ground level living area: ideal for two families, three beds, kitchen, bathroom
Upper level 'Purple Bedroom' with ensuite and views out to Mount Rustler and Alta Resort.
Library Bedroom: now stocked with hundred of books and games for guest use
Main heated deck and hot tub in Spring. Upper level balconies and sound system.
Red Fern Chalet from the private parking spot. Westward Ho! in the background.
The hot tob with a view out to Mount Superior. Lots of snow!
The Library Bedroom
Master Bedroom open fire and entertainment system
Living room looking out onto the main deck
Living room with open fire looks onto main deck with hot tub and sound system.
Kitchen and breakfast bar outdoor barbecue adjacent to the kitchen area.
Entertainment room with views out to Alta Resort, Westward Ho! and Mount Rustler
Ground level twin bedroom
Purple Bedroom: TV and sound system, closets and creekside view.
Red Fern Chalet in Spring from the Creekside. Wonderful, secluded plot.
Yellow Room on 3rd floor. Private Balcony. Shared hall bathroom.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017
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